METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: PROCESS REFORM

Shifting public values, increasing competition for public resources, and improved technical capabilities have rendered obsolete certain aspects of the conventional regional transportation planning process. Several recent regional planning reviews and restudies have surfaced a new approach. This paper suggests how philosophy, organization, staffing, and technical approach can be balanced in a new process to incorporate the concern for long-range regional issues with short-range localized issues. The implications of such a restructuring of the planning process will be most dramatically felt in the redefinition of a plan as an open-ended document in response to the current status and future options for a continuing improvement program. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-13
  • Monograph Title: Innovations in transportation system planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902496X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1981 12:00AM